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Calcium
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.73

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    maintain, clot, absorb, mineral, easily, natural, part, diet, beating, nutrient, leafy, yogurt, working, birth, diets, essential


Calcium
By Kathleen W. Redman
  

1     WHAT IS CALCIUM?
Calcium is a mineral. It is an important part of a healthy diet. It helps build stronger, denser bones. About 99% of the body's calcium is stored in the bones and teeth. You have more calcium in your body than any other mineral.
 
2     WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Calcium is an essential nutrient our body needs every day. You probably know that it helps build and maintain healthy teeth and bones. Calcium also keeps your heart beating steadily. It keeps your blood, nerves, and muscles working correctly. It helps your blood clot.
 
3     From birth until about age eighteen, bones are forming and growing. As children grow, it is important that their diets include a lot of calcium. The calcium children get when they are young determines how strong their bones will be later. Bones are about as strong as they will ever be by age thirty-five.

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